Are you looking for ways to add or free up space in your home? Feeling confined by limited square footage and/or searching for ideas to minimize clutter? You may be overlooking many different tactics to live larger and embrace your existing space. You just need to get creative with your approach! Here are some clever interior design tricks to open things up and change your perspective.
Create an Optical Illusion
Smoke and mirrors? Not exactly…but you can take a tip from the magician’s playbook with the creative use of mirrors. Strategically placed mirrors work by tricking your eye into thinking it’s looking farther into space – creating an optical illusion. This clever trick makes a room appear much larger with the perception of depth. Let’s call it ‘illusions of grandeur.’ In the same way, you can also give that expanded feel by installing tiles or hardwood diagonally on the floor to create a similar illusion.
Be Creative with Storage
We often overlook empty spaces that could be used for storage. The staircase is a great example. Open up the wall beneath the staircase to add cabinets, bookcases, or shelves. Another idea is to paint the interior of bookcases to add depth and color.
Are there empty spaces beneath your windows or in an unused corner? Why not add a window seat or banquette? Not only will you add a cozy place to sit, but you’ll have below-deck storage space as well.
Rethink your coffee table. Use a trunk in its place so that you have another place to store items. Don’t forget to pick up some fun baskets to use throughout your home – a great design trick to hide clutter – especially in tight spaces like the bathroom!
Change your Perspective
Another clever tactic is to rearrange your furniture to open up the floor plan or create the perception of separate spaces. Changing the flow of traffic can unblock pathways and create a more open feel. You might even consider replacing bulky furniture with a sleeker option.
More Clever Interior Design Tricks for Florida Homeowners
There are plenty of clever interior design tricks you can employ to free up space in your home and reduce the appearance of clutter – you just have to be creative with your solutions. At Brentwood Construction & Remodeling, we pride ourselves in being creative problem solvers. Contact us to schedule a consultation on how you can remodel your home to add more space or maximize your existing space.